Late July 2001

Strom Twenty Six.


The months seem to fly by don't they?

Just back from this modest American tour with Plastiq Phantom which was hugely entertaining. A dramatic start to this trip in Mexico City led to a night in a Police Station and my hotel room resembling a scene from Miami Vice as hotel staff stole my equipment from my room and it was strip searched but all was finally resolved almost happily. My show is now streamed on line if you want to listen:
it is divided in 2 files....

I am also intrigued that it seems a film biopic has already been released about my life. "High Heels and Low Lifes" has just emerged in cinemas here in the UK, directed by the same man as that other high quality post deconstructed art movie "Mr Bean." Does this story line sound familar to you: about a London based electronic musician who records scanned mobile phone conversations and then constructs live performances and installations within an ambient experimental background...I should be flattered I suppose.

If you are London based or passing through it is well worth checking out the Elektronic festival at the Barbican in London between 13-18 October too. It will feature live performances of Stockhausen works, Aphex Twin performing, Irmin Schmidt, Jon Hassell and others. Should be very intriguing.

Anyone who is hard of hearing may be interested to note that I am currently working on some mixes of AC/DC for Dutch television too. I actually saw their last ever performance with their late singer Bon Scott when I was 14 years old. I have since recovered!

Now, off to the other side of the globe to Australia.



::: diary dates :::

3     High Treason with I/O @ Centro Theatres Brisbane International Film Festival
5     Ric's Cafe, Brisbane
11   Lecture @ Artspace, Sydney
12   Frigid, Sydney Victoria
16   Minkebar Crippen Place West End City Adelaide
18   The Ultra Lounge, Melbourne
19    Revolver Melbourne

1     The Society of Control: De Balie Amsterdam
21   Tate Modern London with Markus Popp/Oval

9-13   Rambert Dance Company: Apollo Oxford
17-20 Rambert Dance Company : Edinburgh Festival Theatre
28 Nov-1 Dec Rambert Dance Company : Theatre Royal Plymouth

::: continuing :::

Scanner: El Espiritu de la Palabra at La Gallera, Alauders 7, 46003 Valencia
(until 31 August)

Scanner: Imagined Departures, Tram line no. 9, Gothenburg Sweden
as part of the Goteborgs Internationella Konstbiennal
(until 16 September)

::: listen :::
Tricky: Blowback (Anti)
Various: InvalidObject Series (Fallt)
Various: Source Nouveau (Source)
Piri: Rajoitousalue EP (Traum)

::: read :::
Cabinet Magazine Summer 2001 (USA)
Fischli & Weiss: Walker Art Centre catalogue
The Designers Republic: 3D>2D (Laurence King)
Blixa Bargeld: Headcleaner (Die Gestalten)

::: recent releases:::
SULSP001 Scanner: 'Diary' CD
MELDCD3: Abir / Wales CD
BOU005 Scannerfunk: 'Wave of Light by Wave of Light' CD
SULCD008 Sulphur Records 'Compound' compilation CD
SFMOMA: Scanner/Alva Noto: Uniform